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Misinformation, Disinformation, Malinformation: How to Build Public Trust in a Crisis-Shaken World

Misinformation, Disinformation, Malinformation: How to Build Public Trust in a Crisis-Shaken World

Tuesday, June 04, 2024 17:05—17:20
Location: C 01
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In an era where misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation flood our digital channels, discerning truth from falsehood has become a formidable challenge. The implications are profound, stretching from individual trust to societal cohesion and impacting everything from public health through individual safety and security to democratic processes. DIACC (Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada) President Joni Brennan aims to unravel the complex web of false information that pervades our digital and physical worlds. Joni will explore the role digital identity plays in both perpetuating and mitigating the spread of these harmful narratives. She will address how the misinformation crisis has eroded public trust, and more importantly, how technology, policy, and community engagement can be harnessed to restore it.

Key points of discussion will include:

  • The Anatomy of Misinformation: Understanding the differences and intersections between misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation.
  • Digital Identity at the Crossroads: Examining how digital identities can be manipulated to spread false narratives, but also how robust digital ID systems can help verify sources and information integrity.
  • Crisis of Trust: Investigating the impact of false information on public trust and how this crisis extends beyond the digital realm into societal fabric and governance.
  • Building Resilience: Strategies for individuals, organizations, and governments to foster resilience against false information through digital literacy, critical thinking, and technological solutions.
  • Policy and Governance: Insights into how policymakers and digital identity leaders can collaborate to establish frameworks that promote truth and transparency in the digital landscape.

Joni Brennan's keynote promises to be a thought-provoking journey through one of the most pressing issues of our time. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the misinformation crisis and practical insights into building and maintaining public trust in a world shaken by crises.

Joni Brennan
Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada
Joni Brennan is the President of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC). Building upon 15 years of hands on experience in Identity Access Management innovations and industry...
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